Inclusion of of python and python libraries licensed with BSD- 3 clause license in proprietary software

Abhishek Kumar abhishek.physics01 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 12 03:55:13 EDT 2017


On Wednesday, 12 April 2017 07:12:27 UTC+5:30, Steve D'Aprano  wrote:
> On Wed, 12 Apr 2017 06:35 am, Abhishek Kumar wrote:
> 
> > Hello,
> > 
> > I tried finding the answer but even the lawyers  in my town have no idea
> 
> Where is your town?
> 
> 
> > about it and searching the web leaved me puzzled.
> 
> What have you tried?
> 
> The first few links found here:
> 
> https://duckduckgo.com/?q=BSD-3+licence+faqs
> 
> 
> seem pretty easy to understand. It's a very short and simple licence,
> precisely because it puts very few requirements on you. If you are using
> Library X (which is under the BSD-3 licence) then all you need do to meet
> the licence requirements is to include Library X's copyright notice and
> licence. You don't have to provide the source code to Library X, or to your
> own application.
> 
> 
> > I am planning to make a software in python which will include libraries 
> > licensed under BSD- 3 clause. Can I sell this software  under proprietary 
> > license 
> 
> Yes.
> 
> 
> > and legally inhibit redistribution by users under my own license. 
> 
> Yes.
> 
> 
> > Also if you know anyone who holds knowledge in this field then please do
> > let me know.. Your response will be really helpful.
> > 
> > Regards,
> > Abhishek Kumar
> > ᐧ
> 
> -- 
> Steve
> “Cheer up,” they said, “things could be worse.” So I cheered up, and sure
> enough, things got worse.

Hello,
I'm living in Pune(India) the lawyers keep on giving different answers some yes you can distribute the software under proprietary license and restrict users from ditributing it in any form while other negate it..
A tried googling and like the lawyers got different answers..
So I posted in stack exchange here is the the link :

http://opensource.stackexchange.com/questions/5361/use-of-bsd-3-clause-license-and-python-software-license-for-proprietary-use?
 
I hope you have an experience(legal) in software license Also if you know some one who holds a knowledge in software licenses then please do let me know..   
Regards,
Abhishek


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